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About the Supermicro supply chain attack and Symantec on-premise hardware platforms

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Article ID: 172762

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Issue/Introduction

You may have read an article reporting allegations that some boards manufactured by Supermicro at overflow subcontractors were subject to a supply chain attack. You want to know if these reports have any relevance to Symantec or Blue Coat hardware appliance products.

Resolution

  • Symantec Enterprise and Network Protection on-premise hardware platforms currently under warranty or maintenance do not use Supermicro hardware components.
  • The Symantec Web Security Service does not use Supermicro hardware components within the solution.
  • Customers using virtual appliances should contact the vendor of the underlying hardware platform for more information

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies